The Learner's Guide to Choosing an Open & Distance Learning Course

Distance learning may be just what you need.

Perhaps you want to acquire new skills, but can’t afford time off work.  Perhaps you now have the time to explore those subjects you’ve always wanted to.  Perhaps school didn’t work for you. With distance learning you can learn how, when and where you want.  New ways of learning, new opportunities, and new qualifications become available.  And you take responsibility for your own learning. A good provider will give support, but will leave you in control, so you need to be sure the course is right for you before you buy.  Learning is a lifelong investment; it is important to invest wisely.

Here are some questions to ask yourself, and the provider, before you buy.